Personnel: The EM&D Center is managed by the Director, Dr. Volodimyr V. DuzhkHeadshoto. Please direct all questions regarding the facility operations, including access, training, reservations, instrument status, etc. to Dr. Duzhko directly.

Contact Information:

Office: Conte Building, Room A-529

Phone: (413) 577-0902

E-mail: duzhko at


About the Facility Director

Dr. Duzhko is an Extension Assistant Professor in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received a B.S. degree in Applied Physics and M.S. degree in Semiconductor Electronics from the National Shevchenko University, Kyiv, Ukraine. In 2002, Dr. Duzhko earned a Ph.D. degree (Dr.rer.natur.) in Condensed Matter Physics from the Technical University of Munich, focusing on studies of fundamental photovoltaic phenomena in materials with nanoscale dimensions and on development of new experimental techniques for such studies. Over the course of his research career, Dr. Duzhko has developed extensive expertise in a broad range of electronic and optoelectronic devices, focusing primarily on Materials Science and Device Physics and Engineering aspects. In particular, he specialized in developing new materials and fabrication processes for dye-sensitized, organic/polymer-, and perovskite-based photovoltaics. Prof. Duzhko taught "Introduction to Analog and Digital Electronics" and "Advanced Physics Laboratory" courses to Physics and Engineering Physics majors from 2007 to 2010. During the past 6 years, Dr. Duzhko has been involved in multiple collaborative research projects with UMass and outside faculty members as well as been leading independent research projects. Below, please see Dr. Duzhko's representative publications. 

(* denotes a corresponding author)

V.V. Duzhko*, B. Dunham, S.J. Rosa, M.D. Cole, A. Paul, Z. A. Page, C. Dimitrakopoulos, and T. Emrick, N-Doped Zwitterionic Fullerenes as Interlayers in Organic and Perovskite Photovoltaic Devices. ACS Energy Lett. 2017, 2, 957. DOI:10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00147 

Y. Liu, V.V. Duzhko, Z. A. Page, T. Emrick, and T.P. Russell, Conjugated Polymer Zwitterions: Efficient Interlayer Materials in Organic Electronics, Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, 49, 2478. DOI:10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00402

V.V. Duzhko*, Physical Aging and Charge Transport in Poly(3-hexylthiophene), Phys. Status Solidi A 2016, 213, 419. DOI:10.1002/pssa.201532307.

S. Karak, Z.A. Page, J.S. Tinkham, P.M. Lahti, T. Emrick, and V.V. Duzhko*, Raising Efficiency of Organic Solar Cells with Electrotropic Additives, Appl. Phys. Lett. 2015, 106, 103303.

Z. A. Page, Y. Liu, V.V. Duzhko*, T.P. Russell and T. Emrick, Fulleropyrrolidine interlayers lower cathode work function to raise organic solar cell efficiency, Science 2014, 346, 441-444.

S. Karak, J.-A. Lim, S. Ferdous, V.V. Duzhko* and A.L. Briseno, Photovoltaic Effect at the Schottky Interface with Organic Single Crystal Rubrene, Adv. Funct. Mater. 2014, 24, 1039-1046 (Journal cover - frontispiece).

X. Shen, V.V. Duzhko* and T.P. Russell, A Study on the Correlation between Structure and Hole Transport in Semi-Crystalline Regioregular P3HT, Adv. Energy Mater. 2013, 3, 263.

F. Liu, Z.A. Page, V.V. Duzhko*, T.P. Russell and T. Emrick, Conjugated Zwitterionic Polymers as Efficient Interlayers in Organic Solar Cells, Adv.  Mater. 2013, 25, 6868-6873.

M.T. Usowicz, M.J. Kelley, K.D. Singer and V.V. Duzhko*, Tailored One- and Two-Dimensional Self-Assembly of a Perylene Diimide Derivative in Organic Solvents, J. Phys. Chem. B 2011, 115, 9703-9709.

V. Duzhko*, E. Aqad, M.R. Imam, M. Peterca, V. Percec, and K.D. Singer, Long-range electron transport in a self-organizing n-type organic material, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 113312 (2008).

V. Duzhko*,  J. Du, C.A. Zorman, and K.D. Singer, Electric Field Patterning of Organic Nanoarchitectures with Self-Assembled Molecular Fibers, J. Phys. Chem. C (Letter) 2008, 112, 12081.

V. Duzhko* and K.D. Singer, Self-Assembled Fibers of Phthalocyanine-Based Discotic Molecules: Internal Structure, Tailoring of Geometry and Alignment by dc Electric Field, J. Phys. Chem. C (Letter) 2007, 111, 27.

V. Duzhko, A. Semyonov, R.J. Twieg and K. D. Singer, Correlated polaron transport in a quasi-one-dimensional discotic liquid crystal, Phys. Rev. B 73, 064201 (2006).

V. Duzhko, H. Shi, A.N. Semyonov, R.J. Twieg, K.D. Singer, Controlled Self-Assembly of Triphenylene-Based Molecular Nanostructures, Langmuir (Letter) 2006, 22, 7947.

V. Duzhko and L. Tsybeskov, Time-resolved carrier tunneling in nanocrystalline Si/amorphous SiO2 superlattices, Appl. Phys. Lett. 83, 5229 (2003).

Th. Dittrich, V. Duzhko*, F. Koch, V. Kytin, J. Rappich, Trap-limited photovoltage in ultrathin metal oxide layers, Phys. Rev. B 65, 155319 (2002).

V. Duzhko, V. Yu. Timoshenko, F. Koch and Th. Dittrich, Photovoltage in nanocrystalline porous TiO2Phys. Rev. B 64, 075204 (2001).